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System-wide profiling of genes and proteins in mammalian cells produce lists of differentially expressed genes/proteins that need to be further analyzed for their collective functions in order to extract new knowledge. Once unbiased lists of genes or proteins are generated from such experiments, these lists are used as input for computing enrichment with(More)
High content studies that profile mouse and human embryonic stem cells (m/hESCs) using various genome-wide technologies such as transcriptomics and proteomics are constantly being published. However, efforts to integrate such data to obtain a global view of the molecular circuitry in m/hESCs are lagging behind. Here, we present an m/hESC-centered database(More)
The functional role of neutrophils during acute inflammatory responses is regulated by two high affinity interleukin-8 receptors (CXCR1 and CXCR2) that are rapidly desensitized and internalized upon binding their cognate chemokine ligands. The efficient re-expression of CXCR1 on the surface of neutrophils following agonist-induced internalization suggests(More)
The generation of oxygen-derived free radicals has been implicated in the disordered vascular regulation of inflammation and reperfusion. In the vasculature, oxygen-derived free radicals are vasodilatory. The mechanisms underlying this effect remain unclear. To examine the cellular processes involved, we studied the effects of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) modulate diverse physiological and behavioral signaling pathways by virtue of changes in receptor activation and inactivation states. Functional changes in receptor properties include dynamic interactions with regulatory molecules and trafficking to various cellular compartments at various stages of the life cycle of a(More)
Aggressive neuroendocrine lung cancers, including small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), represent an understudied tumor subset that accounts for approximately 40,000 new lung cancer cases per year in the United States. No targeted therapy exists for these tumors. We determined that achaete-scute homolog 1 (ASCL1), a(More)
Impaired vascular beta-adrenergic responsiveness may play an important role in the development and/or maintenance of hypertension. This defect has been associated with an alteration in receptor/guanine nucleotide regulatory protein (G-protein) interactions. However, the locus of this defect remains unclear. G-Protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs)(More)
Neuropeptide S (NPS) and its receptor (NPSR) are thought to have a role in asthma pathogenesis; a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms within NPSR have been shown to be associated with an increased prevalance of asthma. One such single nucleotide polymorphism leads to the missense mutation N107I, which results in an increase in the potency of NPS for(More)
Common inflammatome gene signatures as well as disease-specific signatures were identified by analyzing 12 expression profiling data sets derived from 9 different tissues isolated from 11 rodent inflammatory disease models. The inflammatome signature significantly overlaps with known drug targets and co-expressed gene modules linked to metabolic disorders(More)